29 June 2005
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. New York: New Directions, 1947.
Tall 8o. Original purple pictorial boards; pictorial dust jacket (a few minor nicks along edges); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Walter T. Shirley II (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY WILLIAMS on the front endpaper. Cast in the original Broadway production of the play, Marlon Brando would reprise his role as Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film directed by Elia Kazan. Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948. A FINE COPY.
[With:] An original "Playbill" for A Streetcar Named Desire from the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the week beginning October 4, 1948. 8o. Original pictorial wrappers.
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